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Forum topic by Sgt374 posted 11-23-2011 09:21 PM 871 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sgt374

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11-23-2011 09:21 PM

I have some old veneer tape that won’t stick anymore. The role is a couple years old
And used to work fine. It has been stored in an unheated garage where it may have froze at one time.
Does veneer tape go bad? And why?


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#1 posted 11-24-2011 01:02 AM

There is evidently some critical solvent that escapes the glue over time. I learned the hard way, and it seem such an unlikely characteristic of a hot melt product that I am not sure one could learn any other way.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 11-24-2011 01:06 AM

I don’t know if it goes bad. I had some in my basement for 3 years and just pulled it out last month and it worked fine. It might be very low humidity during cold times that dried it out.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 03:01 AM

Thanks Cr1—I was thinking of sticks of hotmelt. Do they age?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 07:07 AM

Fascinating….keep writing!

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 03:41 PM

Thanks for all of your input

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#6 posted 11-26-2011 05:22 PM

Lee, I can’t say definitively that hot melt sticks don’t age but if they do, they do so more gracefully than you or I. I have some glue sticks that are easily 35 years old that I use on occasion and have not noticed any degradation in their performance.
I don’t think the adhesive on the iron-on edging/venneer is the same formula as the glue sticks, and have seen it go “bad” (at least partially) over time. The upside is that, that adhesive is fully compatible with regular contact cement.

Regards, Mark

-- Tilbilly Mark

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